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Dispute Resolution

Landmark ruling for administrators and landlords

The Court of Appeal has handed down the long awaited judgment in Re Games Station, in an important ruling for administrators and landlords. Prior to this judgment, due to the…

How can I protect my business in…

Businesses of all sizes face a multitude of risks every day, but a question many business owners fail to answer is how they would cope in the event of a…

Our commercial litigation department is recruiting

We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious assistant solicitor to join our growing commercial litigation team. We are looking for a candidate with 3-6 years PQE who has a…

How can I pursue a debt owed…

It’s not unusual if you are owed money by a company for it to enter some form of insolvency process, but this doesn’t mean that all is lost. Subject to…

Harrison Drury wins landmark case for construction…

Harrison Drury has won a landmark case at the High Court that is likely to have significant repercussions for the UK construction sector. The firm represented Parkwood Leisure Ltd in…

Harrison Drury in legal success for Andrew…

Harrison Drury has successfully acted for Andrew Wilson & Co High Court Enforcement after applying for a summary judgment and costs in a claim brought against the company. A dispute…

Harrison Drury helps Blackpool BID defend levy…

Blackpool’s Business Improvement District (BID) has successfully defended a legal claim brought by a town centre business challenging the levy raised by the organisation. Blackpool BID works in partnership with…

The Jackson Report Reforms – Is your…

On 13 February 2013, the government finally issued the detailed regulations to bring into force the reforms to the Civil Justice System brought about by the Jackson Report. While the…

High Court victory for client in property…

Harrison Drury has obtained an injunction in the High Court in Birmingham to prevent a winding up petition filed against one of its clients following a commercial property dispute. The…

Defending claims of medical misconduct

The recent exposure of serious failings within the NHS following the Stafford Hospital scandal has put medical professionals under increased scrutiny from industry regulators. The General Medical Council (GMC) and…

Harrison Drury in Court of Appeal victory…

A Greater Manchester businesswoman who was unlawfully evicted from her sandwich shop was awarded damages of £9,079 by the Court of Appeal. The award compensates Sheila Grange for losses she…

Supreme Court rules against extending legal advice…

In a long awaited judgment, the Supreme Court ruled last week that legal advice privilege (LAP) could not be extended to non-legally qualified professionals, a move with implications for businesses…

Time is running out for pursuing commercial…

The much publicised Jackson Review into civil litigation costs is due to be implemented in April 2013, bringing with it significant changes to the current costs regime. While focused primarily…

Harrison Drury strengthens dispute resolution team

Harrison Drury has expanded its dispute resolution team with the appointment of David Edwards as an associate solicitor. David, who has specialist expertise in commercial disputes, property and employment litigation,…

How to seek redress over mis-sold hedged…

A recent investigation by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has identified that four banks – Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds and RBS – have been guilty of mis-selling complicated commercial hedged lending…

Applying for relief from forfeiture

In brief, forfeiture is a landlord’s right under a lease to end the lease and re-enter the property on a breach of the tenant’s covenants, such as non-payment of rent,…

Are you paying too much inheritance tax?

The importance of obtaining specialist advice when dealing with HM Revenue and Customs in this complex area of law cannot be stressed too highly. This was starkly illustrated in a…

Contract disputes: Don’t leave it to chance…

Last year I posted a blog that highlighted the importance of ensuring terms and conditions are properly drafted to minimise the risk of contract disputes arising over the interpretation of…

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